General Information: This natural depression contains water only infrequently, but is very productive for waterfowl and shorebirds when it does. Prior to acquisition by the USFWS, the lake was utilized as an irrigation storage reservoir for local farmers, but the project was later discontinued. Currently, water is supplied to the basin through natural runoff. The uplands surrounding the reservoir consist of sage brush/grasslands, with an association of ponderosa pines to the south. These pines are part of the acid-shale pine forest unique to central Montana.
Public Use: The refuge is open to hunting, fishing, hiking, and wildlife observation. In addition to compliance with all applicable state hunting regulations, non-toxic shot must be used to harvest waterfowl and upland game birds.
Facilities: No recreation facilities are available.